Space ‘super-storms’ may be more common than we thought

"Don't be misled by the stats, it can happen any time, we simply don't know when and right now we can't predict when."

U. Oregon | Jan. 29, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology magnetic-fields space storms sun weather

Space radar company chases persistent vision

The American start-up Capella says it's now ready to deploy its fleet of all-weather Earth observers.

By Jonathan Amos | Jan. 29, 2020 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: astronomy space-exploration earth-observation engineering

Tiny meteorites shed light on Earth’s early atmosphere

Ancient micrometeorites may have run into CO2 on their way to Earth's surface, which gives researchers a clearer view of the early Earth's atmosphere.

Hannah Hickey-UW | Jan. 28, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology carbon-dioxide early-earth meteorites space

Space cookies: First food baked in space by astronauts

They were cooked in a special oven at the International Space Station - but are yet to be tasted.

BBC Science News | Jan. 24, 2020 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: international-space-station baking space

Astronomers use ‘cosmic echo-location’ to map black hole surroundings

Material falling into a black hole casts X-rays out into space – and now astronomers have used the echoes of this radiation to map the dynamic behaviour and surroundings of a black hole itself.

Cambridge University News | Jan. 20, 2020 | cambridge
~6 mins   

Tags: space astronomy black-hole

SpaceX completes emergency crew capsule escape

The US company demonstrates how it would rescue astronauts during a failing rocket launch.

By Jonathan Amos | Jan. 19, 2020 | bbcnews
~1 mins   

Tags: spacex united-states space-exploration nasa

SpaceX to practise emergency crew capsule escape

A final technology demonstration from the California company should clear the way to fly astronauts.

By Jonathan Amos | Jan. 18, 2020 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: spacex united-states space-exploration nasa

What’s the temperature of dark matter?

Physicists have put a limit on the warmth—and therefore the mass—of dark matter, the mysterious substance that makes up about a quarter of our universe.

Andy Fell-UC Davis | Jan. 16, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology dark-matter gravitational-lens physics space temperature

Taal volcano lake all but gone in eruption

Satellites continue to monitor the Philippines volcano which has experienced a lull in activity.

By Jonathan Amos | Jan. 16, 2020 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: geology volcanoes earth-science space-exploration earth-observation philippines

Meet the NASA intern who discovered a new planet on his third day

This teenager found a new planet on the third day of his internship at the US space agency.

BBC Science News | Jan. 16, 2020 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: new-york united-states nasa space

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